Toyota has such an outstanding reputation for quality and reliability, it can be a huge disappointment when your Toyota vehicle turns out to be a lemon, requiring repeated trips to the mechanic and mounting repair bills. Like other vehicles, Toyota cars sometimes have manufacturing defects, and trying to get them remedied can be frustrating. Fortunately, California has a strong Toyota lemon law, so there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. You don’t have to put up with unreliability and chronic defects in a new or used Toyota. There are legal protections available to you, and they are just a phone call away.

California’s lemon law states that if your under-warranty car has a serious defect that the dealer can’t fix, after several attempts, you may be eligible to get your money back or get another car. However, providing proof that your car is a lemon under the law can be difficult, and even manufacturers as reputable as Toyota deny a great deal of initial lemon law claims or claim that the vehicle is not covered.

To avoid a denial and making mistakes with your claim, it can help to have it handled by an experienced lemon law attorney who knows how to research your case and ensure Toyota has the proper documentation and evidence to process your claim successfully. The skilled attorneys at Neale & Fhima are highly specialized in handling Toyota lemon law claims and are here to help. Whether you file a lemon law claim or lodge a complaint against a fraudulent, unsavory dealership, our attorneys can answer your questions and provide legal guidance.

Whatever your situation, the skilled and experienced lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima can explain your legal options. We have a winning track record when it comes to lemon law cases – in fact we win 99% of them!

To find out more about how we can help, call us today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Our Toyota Lemon Law Lawyer

There are a lot of attorneys in California to choose from, but we think our legal team stands head and shoulders above the rest. Here are some reasons why we feel you should choose Neale & Fhima:

  • We are experienced. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined litigation experience, and we know California’s lemon law (Civ. Code, § 1793.2 et seq.) inside and out. California’s lemon law is a fine example of how the state legislature can empower consumers, but the text of the statute is not always clear. Our attorneys understand the quirks of the statute, as well as the many court opinions interpreting it and can use this knowledge to benefit you.
  • We get results for our clients. With a 99% success rate, we have recovered in excess of $50 million for our clients’ injuries and losses. You can read testimonials from our satisfied clients.
  • Our achievements have earned us numerous firm and individual credentials, including The Top 40 Under 40, Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Best Attorneys of America, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.
  • We put our clients’ needs above all else, and firm owner Aaron Fhima is personally involved in every single claim. Our firm has a long record of success with lemon law cases and taking on large defense firms.
  • We deal and negotiate with Toyota and its dealers, so you won’t have to.
  • We offer free initial, no-obligation consultations to get you started.
  • We are accessible, with offices in Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego CA.

We provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for lemon law claims throughout California, fighting for the compensation our clients deserve. Our law firm has represented thousands of clients in cases throughout the states.

How Our California Toyota Lemon Law Lawyers Work for You

A “lemon” is a car, van, truck, SUV or other vehicle that keeps having problems. When a vehicle is defective and hasn’t been able to be properly repaired, it is important to investigate and find out the best way to get the manufacturer or dealer to live up to its obligations, file a claim properly, produce evidence that your car is a lemon, negotiate for a fair settlement, and build your case if issues cannot be satisfactorily resolved. When you retain Neale & Fhima, we will immediately start working for you. We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss the problems with your Toyota, its repair history, and how Toyota has handled the case so far
  • Assess your situation and see if you are covered under the California lemon law, explain the law as it is relevant to your situation, and determine if there are other issues such as fraud involved
  • Determine what you should be entitled to and what your case should be worth
  • Gather and preserve evidence, such as from repair records, videos and photographs, and eyewitness testimony
  • Help you file a lemon law claim in California
  • Deal and negotiate with Toyota and its attorneys for a fair settlement, including a refund or replacement and possible additional civil penalties for damages
  • Build your case and take it to court and advocate for you if necessary.

Toyota Lemon Law Buyback

If your car is a lemon, you might be wondering, “Will Toyota buy back my car?” You’re in luck – California has one of the most extensive Toyota lemon laws in the nation. Buying back your car is a real possibility; and cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are all covered under the law. The law also covers dealer-owned vehicles, as well as the chassis, chassis cab, and drivetrain of motorhomes. Commercial vehicles are not covered.

Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, if you purchase a defective vehicle, you are legally entitled to a remedy at the manufacturer’s expense. The lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima fight the big auto manufacturers to enforce the lemon law rights of our clients. Remedies include:

  • Toyota Motor Company will repurchase your vehicle.
  • Toyota Motor Company will replace your vehicle.
  • In some situations, we can negotiate a cash settlement, called a “cash and keep,” to compensate you for the defect while you keep your vehicle.

To determine whether you have a Toyota lemon law claim, check to see whether your vehicle is still under the original Toyota Motor Company warranty. If it is, you probably have a claim. If you own a used car or truck, then you will need one of three specific warranties to have a successful claim. They include a (1) Transferred New Car Warranty, (2) Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty, or (3) Lemon Law Buyback Warranty.

A large variety of defects are covered under the Toyota lemon law. California law stipulates that “nonconformities” must be present, and these are defined as any defect or malfunction that compromise the use, value or safety of the Toyota vehicle. Whether it’s jerky acceleration, a moonroof that doesn’t work or a wide array of other mechanical or electrical problems, these vehicles never function correctly.

In addition, the consumer must present the vehicle for a reasonable number of repair attempts to an authorized dealer. The number of attempts required to support a lemon law claim varies case by case, but courts have ruled that one attempt is not sufficient, unless the manufacturer refused or cannot fix the vehicle. Courts have also ruled that a repair attempt occurs each time the customer brings the vehicle into the dealership for that purpose, irrespective of whether the dealership actually tries to make the repair.

Toyota Lemon Law Process

If you feel your car is covered under the lemon law, the first thing to be done is to file a claim against Toyota Motor Company. One of our attorneys at Neale & Fhima can do this on your behalf. You will have to show that you’ve made several attempts to have the vehicle repaired, so save all of your receipts, work orders and used parts from your trips to the mechanic. We will need these documents when constructing a strong lemon law claim. Our skilled and experienced Toyota lemon law attorneys would be happy to explain the ins and outs of nonconformities in greater detail and help determine whether you have a claim. To read more, see:

Statute of Limitations for the California Lemon Law

The statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a lemon law claim in California is four (4) years from the date a consumer knew or should have known that the vehicle was a lemon.

This does not mean that if you have had your vehicle for more than 4 years, you cannot bring a lemon law claim. Our attorneys at Neale & Fhima have successfully “lemoned” vehicles that are over 10 years old. If you have purchased or leased a lemon, you’ll want to start the buyback process as soon as possible. After the statute of limitations has passed, a judge may dismiss your case. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions about the statute of limitations. Collect copies of your repair bills, work orders, and payment receipts and call an experienced lemon law attorney today.

Call Our Toyota Defect Lawyer for Help

At Neale & Fhima, our experienced lemon law lawyers have gone up against Toyota repeatedly and can anticipate how they will respond to claims involving specific models and mechanical defects. Our attorneys will share how these insights can impact your claim, so you are never in the dark about what to expect.

If you have a Camry lemon, Highlander lemon, or Rav4 lemon, or have purchased a defective Toyota Camry, Rav4, Highlander, Corolla, or Prius, talk to one of our Toyota defect attorneys to craft a strategy to win your lemon law claim.

The attorneys at Neale & Fhima have helped many Toyota consumers secure financial settlements or replacement vehicles by proving their clients were sold lemons.

We have a 99% success record in lemon law cases, so call us today at 888-407-2955 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Attorney Aaron Fhima

Aaron Fhima, California attorneyAaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights. [ Attorney Bio ]